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International Film Festival to Focus on “Faces of (In)Equality,” March 22-April 8Carnegie Mellon University’s 12th annual International Film Festival is taking place March 22 through April 8 and will focus on inequality.
Global Women in Data Science Conference Comes to CMUHappening March 9, 2018, this all-day conference will come to the Cohon University Center on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus with the purpose to inspire and education data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field.
Professors’ Black History Month Picks of Oft-Overlooked AuthorsDepartment of English professors were asked to create a list of great black authors every student should know to recognize Black History Month.
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham To Lead Carnegie Mellon’s New Neuroscience InstituteTuesday, February 27, 2018
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham To Lead Carnegie Mellon’s New Neuroscience InstituteBuilding on years of momentum in advancing brain science research, CMU has appointed renowned auditory neuroscientist Barbara Shinn-Cunningham to help establish a new, cross-disciplinary neuroscience institute that will create innovative tools and technologies critical to advancing brain science.
#StatMadness: Pitt, CMU Researchers Face-Off Against Caltech in Round OneMonday, February 26, 2018
#StatMadness: Pitt, CMU Researchers Face-Off Against Caltech in Round OneStat, a medical and health sciences news outlet, has brought back its bracket-style tournament to pick the best ideas in biomedical science.
Barmer Maps Out a Friday RitualMonday, February 26, 2018
Barmer Maps Out a Friday RitualCreator of the Pittsburgh Lenten Fish Fry Map, she is taking Fridays off to feed her passion at lunch and dinner.
A Lab School Community Grows in Pittsburgh—And Attracts International VisitorsMonday, February 26, 2018
A Lab School Community Grows in Pittsburgh—And Attracts International VisitorsSeven student teachers from South Korea's Duksung Women's University interned for two weeks at the Children's School or at one of its neighboring early childhood education centers.
Apply Now: Senior Honors Program and Senior Honors Fellowship ProgramMonday, February 26, 2018
Apply Now: Senior Honors Program and Senior Honors Fellowship ProgramThe Senior Honors and Honors Fellowship programs are opportunities for students to develop a thesis with the guidance of a faculty member.
Dietrich Day 2018: Celebrate What Dietrich College Has to OfferMonday, February 26, 2018
Dietrich Day 2018: Celebrate What Dietrich College Has to OfferThe Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host Dietrich Day on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 on the CFA Lawn.
Phishing Attacks: Researchers Identify How Criminals’ Strategies May Lead to Success or FailureMonday, February 26, 2018
Phishing Attacks: Researchers Identify How Criminals’ Strategies May Lead to Success or FailureTo begin to understand the psychology of criminals’ behaviors in cybersecurity and how it can be used to prevent phishing attacks, CMU researchers identified how adversaries may be more successful when they exploit specific phishing strategies than when they use other less successful ones.
Using the Quantitative Social Sciences Scholars Program To Jumpstart a Data Science CareerMonday, February 26, 2018
Using the Quantitative Social Sciences Scholars Program To Jumpstart a Data Science CareerCrediting Dietrich College’s QSSS Program for allowing him to pursue his passions, Manojit “Jit” Nandi (DC’14) reflects on his time at CMU and shares his excitement for his new career move.
So Much Love in the RoomFriday, February 23, 2018
So Much Love in the RoomOn CMU's campus in the fall of 2004, Faryal Khan-Thompson and Jaleni Thompson met for the first time during their first-year student orientation.
Cancelled: Lila Abu-Lughod To Give Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women’s HistoryFriday, February 23, 2018
Cancelled: Lila Abu-Lughod To Give Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women’s HistoryColumbia University’s Lila Abu-Lughod will speak at CMU’s 12th annual Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women’s History.
From CMU Classrooms to CBS NewsFriday, February 23, 2018
From CMU Classrooms to CBS NewsAlumna Laura Podesta’s career in broadcast journalism began with an internship while a CMU student. She is now a part of the CBS News team.
Behavioral Economics, Policy and Organizations Major Takes OffThursday, February 22, 2018
Behavioral Economics, Policy and Organizations Major Takes OffCMU recently created a first-of-its-kind behavioral economics, policy and organizations major which will award its first degree this spring.
Michael J. Tarr Named A Recipient of CMU's Kavčić-Moura ProfessorshipsTuesday, February 20, 2018
Michael J. Tarr Named A Recipient of CMU's Kavčić-Moura ProfessorshipsThe new Kavčić-Moura Professorships are designed to provide sustained, long-term support for scholars across the university whose breakthroughs and discoveries have the potential to impact the world where human life and technology meet.
Spring Events Focus on Black Communities in Paris and PittsburghTuesday, February 20, 2018
Spring Events Focus on Black Communities in Paris and PittsburghThe symposium “Blackness, Citizenship and the Arts” will bring together artists, community activists and scholars.
Institute for Politics and Strategy Elevated to University-Wide StatusMonday, February 19, 2018
Institute for Politics and Strategy Elevated to University-Wide StatusOriginally founded in 2015, IPS serves as a center for research, undergraduate and graduate education and university-wide initiatives in the fields of political science, international relations, national security policy and grand strategy.
Grand Challenge Seminar Class Meets #MeToo Movement FounderFriday, February 16, 2018
Grand Challenge Seminar Class Meets #MeToo Movement FounderTarana Burke is known for first using the phrase "Me Too" to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society. Professors and students from the Grand Challenge Seminar on “Shifting a Culture: Understanding Gender-Based Violence” attended her Pittsburgh talk.
Even Without the Clean Power Plan, U.S. Can Achieve Paris Agreement Emissions Reductions Ahead of ScheduleFriday, February 16, 2018
Even Without the Clean Power Plan, U.S. Can Achieve Paris Agreement Emissions Reductions Ahead of ScheduleA CMU team used data from U.S. Energy Information Administration’s 2017 Annual Energy Outlook to examine projected power sector carbon dioxide emissions to determine if the CPP emission targets for 2020, 2025 and 2030 can still be met.
Pakistan Ambassador to U.S. To Speak at Carnegie MellonWednesday, February 14, 2018
Pakistan Ambassador to U.S. To Speak at Carnegie MellonThe Center for International Relations and Politics (CIRP) will host Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, the Pakistan ambassador to the United States, on Wednesday, Feb. 21 as part of its Spring 2018 policy forum.
David Shumway Says Pittsburgh is Ready for More HumanitiesWednesday, February 14, 2018
David Shumway Says Pittsburgh is Ready for More HumanitiesDavid Shumway helped found the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival in 2015. He recently discussed the festival’s present and future.
Pittsburgh Humanities Festival Returns With “Continuum: Past, Present, Future”Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Pittsburgh Humanities Festival Returns With “Continuum: Past, Present, Future”CMU’s Humanities Center and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust are bringing the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival to the city for the third year.
CMU’s Rob Kass and Byron Yu To Discuss Advanced Techniques for Understanding Brain Function at 2018 AAAS MeetingTuesday, February 13, 2018
CMU’s Rob Kass and Byron Yu To Discuss Advanced Techniques for Understanding Brain Function at 2018 AAAS MeetingThe session will feature examples of the ways cutting-edge statistical methods are contributing important new insights and demonstrate the use of a brain-computer interface for illuminating how neurons work in the brain and providing better treatment options for paralyzed patients.
Center for Arts in Society Announces Third Narrative Initiative ProjectTuesday, February 13, 2018
Center for Arts in Society Announces Third Narrative Initiative ProjectCAS has selected the third and final project as part of its Narrative Initiative: “Decolonized Futures” by Alexa Woloshyn, assistant professor of musicology.
Psychology of the HeartMonday, February 12, 2018
Psychology of the HeartIn CMU’s Relationships Lab, Brooke Feeney studies close relationships and how social interactions can affect the health and wellbeing of the people in the relationships and of the relationships themselves, both immediately and over time.
2018 Simon Initiative Distinguished Lecture: Bror SaxbergFriday, February 09, 2018
2018 Simon Initiative Distinguished Lecture: Bror SaxbergBror Saxberg, vice president of learning science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), will give Carnegie Mellon University’s 2018 Simon Initiative Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, March 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Cohon University Center’s Rangos 1 & 2 Ballrooms.
Students See How Security, Policy, Strategy Align in Silicon ValleyFriday, February 09, 2018
Students See How Security, Policy, Strategy Align in Silicon ValleyIPS recognizes that technology companies play a growing role in international and domestic security policy.
Marx@200 Art Exhibition To Run April 6 – June 10Friday, February 09, 2018
Marx@200 Art Exhibition To Run April 6 – June 10Karl Marx is one of the most influential and controversial thinkers in history. To explore Marx’s continued influence at the time of his bicentennial, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and CMU’s Humanities Center will present Marx@200 at SPACE gallery in downtown Pittsburgh.
Five Questions With Alumna and OpenTable CEO Christa QuarlesThursday, February 08, 2018
Five Questions With Alumna and OpenTable CEO Christa QuarlesQuarles graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in economics and German. Now, she is the CEO of OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations.
Save the Date: Sophomore Declaration DinnerThursday, February 08, 2018
Save the Date: Sophomore Declaration DinnerFor the first time ever, Dietrich College will be hosting a Sophomore Declaration Dinner.
Fall 2017 Dean’s List AnnouncedMonday, February 05, 2018
Fall 2017 Dean’s List AnnouncedCongratulations to all of the undergraduate students who have been named to the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's List for the Fall 2017 semester.
Sanjay Patel: Everything I Learned in the 17 Years Since I GraduatedFriday, February 02, 2018
Sanjay Patel: Everything I Learned in the 17 Years Since I GraduatedPatel will return to CMU’s campus for a lecture in the Dietrich College Entrepreneurship Series.
2018 Alumni Award Honorees AnnouncedThursday, February 01, 2018